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Merit Badge Make Up Day 2018

posted Jul 27, 2018, 4:07 PM by Troop66 Webmaster


Do you have any partial merit badges? Merit Badge Make up Day will be held Saturday, August 18th, 9 AM to 1 PM (Check-in is open until 11 AM) at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. 

Pre-registration is Required for this event.  $5 event fee per youth until August 13, $10 event fee per youth afterwards (space permitting). 

Please visit https://www.monmouthbsa.org/MBMakeupDay for more information and to register.

Forestburg 2018 T-Shirt Order

posted Jun 22, 2018, 5:09 PM by Troop66 Webmaster

On each day of Forestburg, the troop likes to show solidarity and wear the same troop class-B (or a shirt of the same color). The following are the shirts that the troop will wear each day (please view the picture for an example):
  • Sunday: Generic Red Troop 66 Shirt
  • Monday: Blue shark shirt(2016)
  • Tuesday: Maroon 60 year shirt(2017)
  • Wednesday: Khaki flag shirt(2018)
  • Thursday: Green civil war shirt(2015)
  • Friday: Gray flag shirt(2014)

Community Garden Mulching

posted Jun 10, 2018, 6:18 PM by Troop66 Webmaster

We​ ​need​ ​people​ ​to​ ​help​ ​mulch​ ​the​ ​community garden​ at Temple Shalom in Aberdeen on Wednesday 6pm before the meeting.​

The​ ​produce​ ​from​ ​the​ ​garden goes​ ​to​ ​the​ ​United​ ​Methodist​ ​Church​ ​Food​ ​Pantry.

See the flyer for details.

Announcing our new Scoutmaster

posted Jun 10, 2018, 5:49 PM by Troop Webmaster

Congratulations to Robert Kee III on being named Troop 66's 4th Scoutmaster.

Family Picnic June 16 2018

posted Jun 9, 2018, 5:47 PM by Troop Webmaster

As announced at the Court of Honor on Wedensday, the Family Camping trip for next weekend has been cancelled and a Family Picnic at the Matawan United Methodist Church has been planned in it's place for Saturday June 16.

Please visit http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2017-2018/june-2018 for information and to sign-up.

Early Swim Test at QHSR June 24, 2018

posted Jun 5, 2018, 10:37 AM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 10:35 AM ]

Every year when we arrive for Summer Camp, scouts take a swim test to evaluate and confirm their ability to safely participate in waterfront activities. This year, council has given us the option to take our swim test ahead of time at Quail Hill. This allows us to speed up our check-in Sunday morning, and also eliminates the need for the scouts to have swimsuits and towels on them as they haul their gear into camp. We’d like to see how many scouts and adults that will be staying at Forestburg are interested in the early swim test.

2nd Class and 1st Class ranks have swim test requirements that can be met by this test even if your scout might not attend summer camp.

Our troop’s time​ ​slot for the Quail Hill Swim test is 9:45am on Sunday June 24th at Quail Hill Scout Reservation​. ​

If we do have enough participants to proceed, but you cannot make it, you will still be able to take a swim test when they arrive at camp.

Scouts and Adults that wish to take the early swim test on June 24th should sign-up here


Spring 2018 Court of Honor

posted Jun 3, 2018, 1:17 PM by Troop Webmaster

Our Spring 2018 Court of Honor will be held this Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm. Scouts should arrive by 7:15pm in Class-A uniform.

Moms (or Dads) are reminded to bring and wear their ribbons to display and receive rank pins.

Family Camp 2018 sign up is now available

posted May 28, 2018, 6:07 AM by Troop66 Webmaster

The trip is on June 15-17, 2018.

All families are welcome, moms, dads, brothers, and sisters.

Activities will include Tent camping, Patrol Cooking, fishing competition, rifle shooting, and more.

Participants should visit http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2017-2018/june-2018 to view the information sheet & sign up.

Community Garden planting

posted May 1, 2018, 5:43 PM by Troop66 Webmaster

The community garden at Temple Shalom in Aberdeen is planting the vegetable garden on Monday (Memorial Day) May 28th 10am.

The harvest from this garden supports the community food bank at the Matawan United Methodist Church.

See flier for details. 



Community Clean-up

posted Apr 28, 2018, 6:35 PM by Troop66 Webmaster   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 6:26 AM by Troop Webmaster ]

We have been asked to help with a Community Clean-up on Saturday May 12.  This service project will count as community service as needed for advancement, including the conservation-related need for Life.

Please see the flyer for information about the service project, and sign-up here.

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